Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) is likely to hit Indian markets before Galaxy S3, the much-awaited company's flagship smartphone.

The Galaxy Tab 2 is the sixth Android based tablet to be introduced in the Indian markets by the Korean electronics giant, Samsung. The company has already started taking pre-booking orders for the new tab, which is priced at Rs 23250 on the company's official website, with an assured gift to the customers on every pre-orders.

There is no sure information on the date of the launch of Galaxy Tab 2 in India, however, it is expected to hit the racks this week.

The Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) is the first Samsung's tablet that runs the Android's latest irritation codenamed Ice cream Sandwich and was first exhibited at the Mobile World Congress.

Samsung GALAXY Tab 2
Samsung GALAXY Tab 2

According to the Samsung, its new Galaxy Tab 2 comes with a upgraded Android market with over 400, 000 applications which can be enjoyed across phones or tablets.

Furthermore, a more intuitive user interface includes the ability to swipe-control applications as well as a wholly redesigned app gallery for easier sharing of content. The new OS's vastly faster performance and response times across multiple applications is further enhanced by HSPA+ 21Mbps or WiFi connectivity.

The Galaxy Tab 2 Specifications:

The Galaxy Tab 2 is 7-inch capacitive touchscreen, 1 GHz Dual-Core Processor, and support latest version of Android Operating System (OS) 4.0 (ICS). Has Bluetooth, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802, Wi-Fi Direct connectivity.  Featuers 1GB RAM and its memory could be expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card.

It also boasts of 3 megapixel back facing camera and VGA front camera for video calling.